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'll be talking to in the next three hours. congresswoman rosa from connecticut. nobody can speak more poignantly or directly about what happened almost a week ago now in newtown, connecticut. we'll also be joined by senator tom udall from new mexico and with the report out which blasts the state department for not doing good enough job to protect our personnel in benghazi, joe cirincione, our foreign policy guru will be here as well. we'll get right into it. president obama's big announcement at the white house briefing room yesterday. but first... >> this is the "full court press." >> here are the other things you need to know before you head out the door this morning. you wouldn't think you would ever hear steven spielberg call chris christie one of his heroes but the liberal hollywood heavyweight praised him as one of his personal heroes saying christie was able to put politics aside for the greater good during hurricane sandy and that was really telling about him and what he did was right and he did it right at the end
. mourning for the murder of those 20 beautiful little kids up in new ton, connecticut, shocked that yet another mass murder here in the united states is being far, far too many of them committed violent assault weapons and hopefully start this week determined that this time this time at least we finally have had enough, this time we will finally, pull together as the president said last night. this time, we will finally do something to get these weapons of war out of circulation. we will be talking all about that this morning and a whole lot more. take time out first to get the latest. to the's current news update from the lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lease a. good morning. >> hey, bill good morning everyone. on the heels of the shooting which is one of the worst in history, not only is the nation mourning but it sounds like washington could finally be ready to push through some gun legislation. 20 innocent children with six adults were killed at sandy hook elementary. president obama spoke to a crowd much more than 900 mourners. he was understa
since friday. this is in oklahoma, this is a little bit before the shooting in connecticut an 18-year-old was plotting to attack his high school. he was going to lock the auditorium shoot all the kids and detonate bombs when the cops came in. luckily someone tipped off the police and he was arrested ahead of time. in nevada you have a man who shot and killed his girlfriend and then committed suicide--by gun. now to a different city in nevada in las vegas a man shoots a woman working in the excalibur hotel and then shoots himself. another case of gun violence. then in birmingham, alabama police shot and killed an armed man who wounded and killed two hospital employees. and then another boy shot multiple times and he dies. we move to california city, california. murder-suicide again a 76-year-old kills a 51-year-old woman and then himself. then we go to charlotte, north carolina a 21-year-old male found dead from gunshot wounds. we're still on saturday. a three-year-old in oklahoma, accidently shoots and kills himself. this is what happens when you have guns in the house. you think oh,
, and people all across the floor today were coming up to the members of the connecticut delegation saying on both sides of the aisle an understanding that we have to take action. not to act governor, i believe makes this congress complicity. because we know this will happen again. as we've seen throughout too many of our cities, and with too much heartache and too many vigils like we experienced today, lowering the flags at half mass, having a moment of silence, people's sincerity and surely their heartfelt thoughts to everyone in newtown are accepted and are wonderful. what is required of elected officials is action. now is the time to act. this is a match that cannot be postponed, and we are complicit congress is complicity if we don't take deeper action. i know it requires dialogue i know as your mayor of new york city indicated restrictions on guns and i have an understanding that we can bring the nra along on this with universal background checks and with respect to assault clips that's the only way you can refer to the magazines that people are able to carry. they have no value in h
right now people are properly thinking about the catastrophe in connecticut last week and the majority leader will have an opportunity to derryl what matters will be scheduled. thank you. >> cenk: he doesn't want to answer that question. that's for the leaders of the republicans in the senate. let's not do anything about the victims, let's pretend that our see this goes out to them and we are taking this moment to mourn them. you are taking the moment to make sure you don't do a damn thing about it. governor of verge said something similar. >> can you imagine ever supporting a ban that limited the sale of assault rifles, limited the sale of clips to private citizens? >> i think we ought to look at a number of things in the wake of this. >> are you oh open to it? >> i don't think that's the first place that you look, chuck. first of all we don't have all the facts. one of the mistakes is when you're grieving and emotional is to make decisions that might not fit the problem. >> cenk: oh oh, no, no, no, like limiting gun control. i'm sorry. am i being emotional about it? how about talking
"events that occurred in connecticut are a wakeup call to re-examine our investments." the california teacher's pension fund has a lot of money for those investments. $155 billion overall to be exact. remember $751 million of that is with cerberus. so facing that kind of clout cerberus announced at 1:00 a.m. this morning that it would sell freedom group and it would return the proceeds to investors. the company said -- cerberus said "it is apparent that the sandy hook tragedy was a watershed event that has raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level. as a firm, we are investors not statesmen or policymakers. our role is to make investments on behalf of our clients who are comprised of the pension plans of firemen teachers, policemen and other municipal workers and unions and endowments and other institutions and individuals." it seems like money talks afterall. at least in the world of private equity. now california state treasurer bill lockyer has asked the states' two largest pension funds,
into the school. >> eliot: wow. joining me now is congressman joe courtney democrat of connecticut. welcome and thank you for joining us. >> thank you, eliot. >> eliot: you know, i have to start, of course how are folks doing in newtown, in the communities affected? are people finding it harder as the funerals occur day by day? >> the pain of this horrible event on last friday, i again just kind of he can cost and reechoes with each day of multiple funerals for children at any parent, any family can immediately identify with. so the shock is still incredibly deep and intense. and the revulsion of you know, just the way this thing has played out last friday, i think again is really making a level of anger and determination to make sure that it doesn't get brushed under the rug. >> eliot: in a way emotionally, the hardest part will after the funerals when there is nothing but silence. that's most devastating. you heard the clip where republican governors are beginning to say if only teachers were armed. if we had gu
of the killer in newtown, connecticut, on friday. and the other person who's really been out there in front with very specific suggestions and demands for action is michael bloomberg. scott pelley, host of cbs news last night interviewed michael bloomberg and he dared ask him the question so, you're mayor of new york, why do you care about this stuff? >> why is the murder rate around the country? i'm an american. what's your question? >> why is this mike bloomberg's crusade? >> i live in america! and i'm a human being. i don't know what your religion teaches you. mine teaches you to take care of each other. in america read the constitution. we're all equal and we're all americans. >> bill: bloomberg says basicically, get out of here asking me a question like that. he points out, you know, he has been very critical of president obama saying look, it is up to the president to lead on this with a specific proposal so that he will put forward and fight for. he promised to do that in tucson. >> the president spoke out on
: citizens have begun to take action following the tragedy in newtown connecticut and in some cases have already achieved results. investors in cerberus capital management including the california state teacher's retirement system put enough pressure on the firm to force them to announce to sell gun manufacturers they own including bushmaster, the maker of the ar-15. dick's sporting goods one of the country's largest sellers of firearms has temporarily suspended the sale of assault rifles and calls are heating up on walmart the nation's largest seller of firearms to follow suit. joining us now is george zornick, washington reporter for the nation. you wrote a fascinating piece today about walmart. describe it. legislation isn't the only way to accomplish gun control. what are the other levers and pressure points? >> sure, i mean you look at what walmart has done over the past couple of years. expanding gun sales to more than half of their stores which is where it used to be a third or less, and it is something that t
to get guns. john larson from connecticut wants congress to close the gun show loophole. so has the newtown shooting changed the political climate for gun safety in america. here is robert reich the author of "beyond outrage." he is joining us tonight from berkeley, thank you so much bob for joining me today. >> well good evening, jennifer. i'll tell you this is something that only tangentially touches on my normal topics but goes to the heart of the moral understanding and ability of americans to take action. i think we have reached a tipping point here. i think the normal approach we take as a country, because of an at attention deficit disorder that we have in the media is when some horrendous thing like that happens, we talk about gun control and change and then we sort of lose our way. the gun lobbies become more activated, and then when it looks like we are serious, they mount all of their possible cloud. i think this time it is going to be different. there's no way that americans are going to forget 20 six year olds and the way they were gunned down.
talked about expanding the assault weapon bill. connecticut does have an assault weapon ban, the ar-15 which was used is not assault weapon. so part of the discussion has to be, well, what is an assault weapon, and the banning of -- with the expansion of the list stop this from happening as well? and i think we're going to have to look at a lot of data and make sure we're making progress in the right direction and not just putting a band aid on it. >> jennifer: yeah -- go ahead. >> last night i put in mario war fair on youtube, and mario brothers -- it was a ten-minute youtube of a guy walking down the hall shooting everybody, but those type of cultural exhibits did not exist 30 and 40 years ago, and are we bombarding our children with that? and the reason why that's important is because if we want to examine in its entirety this whole cultural experience this phenomenon if you will should we talk about that? and i understand the first amendment issues are just as sensitive as the second amendment issues but i think we need to be bold in our conversation and disc
nearest to newtown connecticut and is banning sale from its chains of semi-automatic weapons. >> for how long? [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: good for them but let's -- exactly, out of respect for the victims and the families last week. it was unclear how long. >> bring them back. >> stephanie: by the way they're known as modern sporting rifles. modern sporting. >> what sport do you use them for? >> stephanie: i think we know. yeah. again, it comes after reports about whether that adam lanza tried to buy a gun from dick's. you know. that's exactly right. like whether it is the nra or whoever, how long? is this just going to be something they pay lip service because they have to look indecent and then they don't actually -- >> or are they going to work up to their name. >> i think most republicans are willing to have a serious conversation about what this means and they're taking a second look at what the second amendment means in the 21st century. >> stephanie: well good. exactly. w
. they changed this country. the people who have lost their kids at aurora colorado and newtown connecticut. yesterday we heard from sandy phillips here with the brady hill campaign on capitol hill lost other daughter in the theater shooting in aurora. >> congress, the senate and our president now have an opportunity to be a hero as well and stop the blood shed. >> bill: whether they call themselves mothers against assault weapons or mothers against gun violence or whatever, i think this is going to change the debate. good news yesterday on the gun front and, we are finally, exposing the nra for what it is. 866-55-press. let's talk about it. does this end the stranglehold that the nra has had on so many spineless politicians, democrats and republicans? you tell me. >> this is the"the full court press: the bill press show," live on your radio and on current tv. [ music ] >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. ... and current will let me say anything.
join the president in mourning the victims of that horrible tragedy in connecticut. he's appoint vice president biden to lead a commission and when the vice president's recommendations come forward we'll certainly take them into consideration. john fuglesang now john boehner may say he'll consider but he did give himself a good amount of wiggle room. do you hear that right now? that's the friend of the nra revving up their spin machine. fox news reported the gun lobby has remained silent to allow for a proper period of mourning but that soon they would start to "push back." because, you see guns don't kill people but nra people who own congresspeople make it a lot easier for o derange people to get gun and kill innocent people. tomorrow, the nra will hold a press conference outlining their position. and an honest source gave fox news a preview saying that the nra would push politicians to talk about hollywood and the video games that teach young kids how to shoot heads. if you really want to stop incidents like this
. obviously we have been talking about the tragedy in connecticut, but you tweeted if we wait for gun tragedies to stop, before we can talk about smarter gun policies, we'll be waiting forever. >> yeah, there's a divide on the right and left about guns and it is as much cultural as it is political. i grew up in a gun family. my dad is a gun guy, and nra guy, and i have probably been to more gun shows than virtually every pundit who has appeared on cable news this week and i can tell you it's time to close the loophole, reinstitute the assault weapons ban. we're never going to get rid of every gun. you know, hal was talking on the show yesterday about the culture, and there is a fear -- i think if you were to tell gun enthusists that all you wanted to go is register every gun that people owned, make sure that they were licensed, and that's all that was going to happen, and they were confident that that's is all that is going to happen, they would go for it. but the fear they have is somebody is going to come and scoop up their guns. and where does that come from? th
invested money in gun manufacturers and this is now the time in the wake of the newtown, connecticut, tragedy to pull that money from gun manufacturers. nobody has more out spoken on this than the public advocate for the city of new york bill deblasio joins us on the news line this morning. bill g to have you with us. >> caller: thank you, bill. >> bill: >> bill: let me ask you: have you taken a look at new york city pension plans and any direct connection with gun manufacturers? >> absolutely, bill. i think you see this in any public pension fund in the country. we had 18 million in investments, in guns and ammunition industries. and i have to tell you the response has been amazing. i said a few days ago, that i am going to initiate a divestment action for all new york city pension funds. we have 115 billion in assets. so we are a big player in the pension world. i am going to be reaching out to pension funds all over the country and ask them to do the same. this is one of these moments in history. you have been powerful on this point. you k
confirmed but it would have been too long and too ugly a battle. derrick from ellington, connecticut, what do you think? >> listen. i am so disappointed in president obama. you know what is so disheart disheartening? she was one of the biggest supporters and barack obama has no fight in him. he has you don'tno spine. he should have fought the good fight. >> i agree with that. maybe he figures it's better to fight for some resolution and the tact cuts than for susan rice. >> i think it will gol in a cliff, for half a million dollars. i have no confidence in this guy. leon panet at that. >> yeah. listen, i would love to see her as secretary of defense, and i doubt we are going to see that. i think what's more likely is first of all, i think we will see john kerry as secretary of state. he would be great. he would be great. and i think what susan rice may become the national security advisor once tom donalin steps down. i certainly hope president obama has another great big plum great big fat job in mind for susan rice. did he do the right thing? our conver
funding for new jersey and new york particularly. i think connecticut maybe too. for the damage for hurricane sandy. he's doing that at the request of the governors there and republicans in congress are now saying do they really need that much money? was there really that much damage to hurricane sandy? haven't they been watching tv? >> they've been dodging the question about whether they should offset the cost of it. i think when -- i think boehner has so much on his plate right now. that he's going to let this through. he just doesn't want to say it. but you know, obviously this is another thing that conservatives are pushing for. so it's a tough spot. especially because i had forgotten about cantor and that damage when he said back then. he kind of retreated subsequently because he got flak for it. >> bill: here's what i would like to see. i would like to see whoever these members of congress are republicans in congress that are questioning the amount of storm damage in new jersey, i would like to see them s
connecticut. >> good morning, bill. i am calling to say, please keep feeling guilty. >> why? >> because this adorable company does things to make sure that they don't pay taxes in the u.s. there is a thing called -- this was in "the new york times." it's double-dutch sandwich which reduces taxes by routing profits through irish subsidarbs like they are in i think arizona, even when they do things in california they manage to ship a part somewhere else. so they are one of the worst, even worse than wal-mart in terms of what they might have contributed to to. i take it that $24,000,000,000. >> they are avoiding in taxes . >> one little tiny thing, they have had the opportunity over the courses of the years to do things in a much safer way when they manufacture in china and all over the place. >> no. there have been stories about the working conditions in china which is another reason i am glad these jobs are coming here. ruth ruth, you make a good point. i feel good about apple but we also have to change the tax laws so that to reward companies like apple that d
, connecticut, new hampshire. i think hawaii is on that list too. one, two, three, four, five. and the district of columbia plus the state of this year just added, maryland and washington plus, remember the president of the united states himself, who used to be on the fence on this issue has now come out and said he full ly sports same-sex marriage. the obama administration has refused to defend the defense of marriage act. john boehner and eric cantor are still doing it, but the administration is not. the department of justice is not. they said they don't believe in the defense of marriage act any more and they wereare not going to defend it and they hope congress over turns it. george will said here is one of the reasons why politically it has changed. >> they can say it's now safe to look at this because there is something like an emerging consensus. quite literally, the opposition to day garianingmarriage is dying. it's old people. >> it's old people. they are dying off. >> that's an accurate way to put it. >> bill: you talk to young people t
from connecticut. >> yeah. >> stephanie: and actress melissa fitzgerald, jim -- >> ummm. >> stephanie: live in hour about three. >> ummm. ummm. >> stephanie: stop it. [ buzzer ] >> oh gross! >> stephanie: pull yourself to together! not for a couple of hours. rolland sexy liberal tour director, we have chosen a great charity, the brady center to prevent gun violence. i was read some stuff about what the nra spends as compared to gun control groups and it really is stunning. >> the nra has been no en casa since thursday. they took down their facebook page. >> stephanie: yeah i think it was the one election where people lost seats that made all of these congress people so scared. they don't have that great of record. like six of the seven they backed laws. they are being scared of nothing in my opinion. paper tiger. that's what i'm going to call them. >> hum. >> okay. >> stephanie: all right. i feel a little word this morning. i haven't had much sleep. >> do you need some coffee? >> stephanie: i haven't had time to have my coffee yet. i was giving out biscuit
the parents of connecticut. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: oh my god! >> stephanie: you know, it really is incredible that they -- every single one of them on the right have accused the left of politicizing the tragedy by talking about the actual issues involved. meanwhile they are blaming -- not this time really? you are going to blame abortion and gays? oh yes you are. >> computer says yes. >> stephanie: ronald brownsteen writes no fun. it was a pointless exercise. monica crowley tweeted so boner can't even deliver the gop caucus maybe he has behaved as a b willing to raise taxes and stuff. it was a teeny tiny tax increase on millionaires and billionaires. they have a sad. >> they are not going to have a good christmas. >> stephanie: no. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: let's go to amy in illinois. hi, amy welcome. >> caller: hi. i enjoy your show so much. thank you. i think in general society doesn't place a lot of importance on a sense of humor. humor helps calm down a touchy situation. i think school should teach humor as a class. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: because
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